CA2143423A1 - Window covering system - Google Patents

Window covering system

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Publication number
CA2143423A1
CA2143423A1 CA 2143423 CA2143423A CA2143423A1 CA 2143423 A1 CA2143423 A1 CA 2143423A1 CA 2143423 CA2143423 CA 2143423 CA 2143423 A CA2143423 A CA 2143423A CA 2143423 A1 CA2143423 A1 CA 2143423A1
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Prior art keywords
window cover
members
arrangements
include
cover material
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CA 2143423
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French (fr)
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CA2143423C (en
Inventor
Andrew J. Toti
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Andrew J. Toti
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Priority to US07/934,989 priority Critical patent/US5301733A/en
Priority to US934,989 priority
Application filed by Andrew J. Toti filed Critical Andrew J. Toti
Priority claimed from CA002352574A external-priority patent/CA2352574C/en
Priority to PCT/US1993/007617 priority patent/WO1994004785A1/en
Publication of CA2143423A1 publication Critical patent/CA2143423A1/en
Publication of CA2143423C publication Critical patent/CA2143423C/en
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Anticipated expiration legal-status Critical
Application status is Expired - Lifetime legal-status Critical

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    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E06DOORS, WINDOWS, SHUTTERS, OR ROLLER BLINDS IN GENERAL; LADDERS
    • E06BFIXED OR MOVABLE CLOSURES FOR OPENINGS IN BUILDINGS, VEHICLES, FENCES OR LIKE ENCLOSURES IN GENERAL, e.g. DOORS, WINDOWS, BLINDS, GATES
    • E06B9/00Screening or protective devices for wall or similar openings, with or without operating or securing mechanisms; Closures of similar construction
    • E06B9/24Screens or other constructions affording protection against light, especially against sunshine; Similar screens for privacy or appearance; Slat blinds
    • E06B9/26Lamellar or like blinds, e.g. venetian blinds
    • E06B9/36Lamellar or like blinds, e.g. venetian blinds with vertical lamellae ; Supporting rails therefor
    • E06B9/368Driving means other than pulling cords
    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E06DOORS, WINDOWS, SHUTTERS, OR ROLLER BLINDS IN GENERAL; LADDERS
    • E06BFIXED OR MOVABLE CLOSURES FOR OPENINGS IN BUILDINGS, VEHICLES, FENCES OR LIKE ENCLOSURES IN GENERAL, e.g. DOORS, WINDOWS, BLINDS, GATES
    • E06B9/00Screening or protective devices for wall or similar openings, with or without operating or securing mechanisms; Closures of similar construction
    • E06B9/24Screens or other constructions affording protection against light, especially against sunshine; Similar screens for privacy or appearance; Slat blinds
    • E06B9/26Lamellar or like blinds, e.g. venetian blinds
    • E06B9/262Lamellar or like blinds, e.g. venetian blinds with flexibly-interconnected horizontal or vertical strips; Concertina blinds, i.e. upwardly folding flexible screens
    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E06DOORS, WINDOWS, SHUTTERS, OR ROLLER BLINDS IN GENERAL; LADDERS
    • E06BFIXED OR MOVABLE CLOSURES FOR OPENINGS IN BUILDINGS, VEHICLES, FENCES OR LIKE ENCLOSURES IN GENERAL, e.g. DOORS, WINDOWS, BLINDS, GATES
    • E06B9/00Screening or protective devices for wall or similar openings, with or without operating or securing mechanisms; Closures of similar construction
    • E06B9/24Screens or other constructions affording protection against light, especially against sunshine; Similar screens for privacy or appearance; Slat blinds
    • E06B9/26Lamellar or like blinds, e.g. venetian blinds
    • E06B9/28Lamellar or like blinds, e.g. venetian blinds with horizontal lamellae, e.g. non-liftable
    • E06B9/30Lamellar or like blinds, e.g. venetian blinds with horizontal lamellae, e.g. non-liftable liftable
    • E06B9/32Operating, guiding, or securing devices therefor
    • E06B9/322Details of operating devices, e.g. pulleys, brakes, spring drums, drives
    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E06DOORS, WINDOWS, SHUTTERS, OR ROLLER BLINDS IN GENERAL; LADDERS
    • E06BFIXED OR MOVABLE CLOSURES FOR OPENINGS IN BUILDINGS, VEHICLES, FENCES OR LIKE ENCLOSURES IN GENERAL, e.g. DOORS, WINDOWS, BLINDS, GATES
    • E06B9/00Screening or protective devices for wall or similar openings, with or without operating or securing mechanisms; Closures of similar construction
    • E06B9/24Screens or other constructions affording protection against light, especially against sunshine; Similar screens for privacy or appearance; Slat blinds
    • E06B9/26Lamellar or like blinds, e.g. venetian blinds
    • E06B9/36Lamellar or like blinds, e.g. venetian blinds with vertical lamellae ; Supporting rails therefor
    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E06DOORS, WINDOWS, SHUTTERS, OR ROLLER BLINDS IN GENERAL; LADDERS
    • E06BFIXED OR MOVABLE CLOSURES FOR OPENINGS IN BUILDINGS, VEHICLES, FENCES OR LIKE ENCLOSURES IN GENERAL, e.g. DOORS, WINDOWS, BLINDS, GATES
    • E06B9/00Screening or protective devices for wall or similar openings, with or without operating or securing mechanisms; Closures of similar construction
    • E06B9/24Screens or other constructions affording protection against light, especially against sunshine; Similar screens for privacy or appearance; Slat blinds
    • E06B9/26Lamellar or like blinds, e.g. venetian blinds
    • E06B9/36Lamellar or like blinds, e.g. venetian blinds with vertical lamellae ; Supporting rails therefor
    • E06B9/362Travellers; Lamellae suspension stems
    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E06DOORS, WINDOWS, SHUTTERS, OR ROLLER BLINDS IN GENERAL; LADDERS
    • E06BFIXED OR MOVABLE CLOSURES FOR OPENINGS IN BUILDINGS, VEHICLES, FENCES OR LIKE ENCLOSURES IN GENERAL, e.g. DOORS, WINDOWS, BLINDS, GATES
    • E06B9/00Screening or protective devices for wall or similar openings, with or without operating or securing mechanisms; Closures of similar construction
    • E06B9/24Screens or other constructions affording protection against light, especially against sunshine; Similar screens for privacy or appearance; Slat blinds
    • E06B9/26Lamellar or like blinds, e.g. venetian blinds
    • E06B9/36Lamellar or like blinds, e.g. venetian blinds with vertical lamellae ; Supporting rails therefor
    • E06B9/367Lamellae suspensions ; Bottom weights; Bottom guides
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47HFURNISHINGS FOR WINDOWS OR DOORS
    • A47H2201/00Means for connecting curtains
    • A47H2201/01Magnets

Abstract

Window cover systems include window cover material in the form of pleated panels (15) or slats (52). The window cover material is suspended from a traverse track (21) and is traversed along the track (21) for opening and closing the window system.
Arrangements for maintaining spacing and alignment of pleats or slats (52) are provided. The alignment maintaining arrange-ments include traverse tapes (20) which are substantially rigid in longitudinal and lateral directions in the plane of the tape (20).
The arrangements also include attaching the window cover material to vertical edge members (122) and providing foldable spac-er-members (130) between adjacent edge-members (122). In one arrangement, a box-pleated panel of window cover fabric (220) is suspended from a traverse track (110) on slide-members (236, 238). Other arrangements include combined, tape-supported verti-cal slat blinds and vertical pleated drapes in which the tapes (220B, 220T) are supported by sprockets, wheels or pulleys.
CA 2143423 1992-08-25 1993-08-17 Window covering system Expired - Lifetime CA2143423C (en)

Priority Applications (3)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US07/934,989 US5301733A (en) 1992-08-25 1992-08-25 Tape-supported window cover system
US934,989 1992-08-25
PCT/US1993/007617 WO1994004785A1 (en) 1992-08-25 1993-08-17 Window covering system

Applications Claiming Priority (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
CA002352574A CA2352574C (en) 1992-08-25 1993-08-17 Window covering system

Publications (2)

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CA2143423A1 true CA2143423A1 (en) 1994-03-03
CA2143423C CA2143423C (en) 2001-11-20

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US (1) US5301733A (en)
AU (1) AU678392B2 (en)
CA (1) CA2143423C (en)
WO (1) WO1994004785A1 (en)

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WO1994004785A1 (en) 1994-03-03

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